After a player retires, one of the first questions that immediately enters the minds of fans and media alike is if said player will want to join the ranks of said media they were under the spotlight of their whole careers.
The answer for Tamika Catchings—a resounding yes.
On Sunday, she was at the mic for her first game as an analyst for ESPN’s SEC Network when it televised a game between Texas A&M and No. 24-ranked Kentucky.
She called the game alongside Courtney Lyle and LaChina Robinson. The Aggies scored an upset victory over the nationally-ranked Wildcats by a final score of 77-68.
When the announcement was made, Catchings said she was excited for the opportunity.
As a young girl, I never imagined I would be put in this position. I’m excited to embark on another journey in sports.
— Tamika Catchings (@Catchin24) January 6, 2017
She even made an announcement as to which game she will call next.
— Tamika Catchings (@Catchin24) January 9, 2017
We’ll certainly be tuning in and congratulations to her on the new gig!